Thursday, April 10, 2008
I have to agree, this was not the Bush administration's finest hour. Say it after me: Thou shalt not exploit the granting of a Medal of Honor for political advantage.
That said, our lame-duck President is not out for partisan advantage so much as political capital to defend a policy that he genuinely believes to be in the national interest. But still.
The ceremony was devoid of political undertones. It seemed to be a short biography, a reading of the citation, and a thank you. And I don't see how such a ceremony could influence hearings that were going on elsewhere the same day; it would have needed to be earlier so people could hear and think about it first.
So, what political advantage?
Wow, WaPo Military scribe looks at the headlines of the day on 4-08-08, and draws a connection. Well done!
But we shall not stop there. Let's see what other things were published on the day Petreus testified. For instance, you Mr. TigerHawk published two (not 1 but 2!) entries promoting Bush lies about al-Sadr 'defeat', on the same day of all days! Here they are:
"Al-Sadr's ceasefire and the Iranian game"
"Der Moqster's face"
How do you explain that, Sir?